Haitink, Bernard

Vaughan Williams: The Complete Symphonies

CD (Number of discs: 7)
19 Aug 2013

Barcode: 5099998475926

Composer: Ralph Vaughan Williams
Other participants: Bernard Haitink, London Philharmonic Orchestra

This collection brings together the complete symphonies and orchestral works of Ralph Vaughan Williams, performed by celebrated conductor Bernard Haitink and the London Philharmonic Orchestra. The set demonstrates the breadth of the composer’s musical, historical and cultural influences – in works such as Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis and Sinfonia antartica – and contains some of the most memorable moments in music, such as the thrilling opening fanfare of A Sea Symphony, the contemplative mourning of the Pastoral and the beautiful passages for solo violin in The Lark Ascending.

Audio sample & Tracklisting

Disc 1 
01 Behold the sea itself (chorus): A Sea Symphony, I. A Song for All Seas, All Ships (Moderato maestoso)  - Dame Felicity Lott/Jonathan Summers/London Philhar 
02 Today a rude brief recitative (baritone & chorus): A Sea Symphony, I. A Song for All Seas, All Ships (Moderat  - Dame Felicity Lott/Jonathan Summers/London Philhar 
03 Flaunt out, O sea, your separate flags of nations (soprano & chorus): A Sea Symphony, I. A Song for All Seas,  - Dame Felicity Lott/Jonathan Summers/London Philhar 
04 Token of all brave captains (chorus): A Sea Symphony, I. A Song for All Seas, All Ships (Moderato maestoso)  - Dame Felicity Lott/Jonathan Summers/London Philhar 
05 A pennant universal (baritone, soprano & chorus): A Sea Symphony, I. A Song for All Seas, All Ships (Moderato  - Dame Felicity Lott/Jonathan Summers/London Philhar 
06 On the beach, at night, alone (baritone & semi-chorus): A Sea Symphony, II. On the Beach at Night, Alone (Larg  - Dame Felicity Lott/Jonathan Summers/London Philhar 
07 A vast similitude interlocks all (baritone & chorus): A Sea Symphony, II. On the Beach at Night, Alone (Largo  - Dame Felicity Lott/Jonathan Summers/London Philhar 
08 III. Scherzo: The Waves (Allegro brillante): A Sea Symphony  - Dame Felicity Lott/Jonathan Summers/London Philhar 
09 O vast Rondure, swimming in Space (chorus): A Sea Symphony, IV. The Explorers (Grave e molto adagio - Andante cono m  - Dame Felicity Lott/Jonathan Summers/London Philhar 
10 Down from the gardens of Asia descending (chorus): A Sea Symphony, IV. The Explorers (Grave e molto adagio - Andante  - Dame Felicity Lott/Jonathan Summers/London Philhar 
11 O we can wait no longer (baritone & soprano): A Sea Symphony, IV. The Explorers (Grave e molto adagio - Andante  - Dame Felicity Lott/Jonathan Summers/London Philhar 
12 O thou transcendent (soprano, baritone & chorus): A Sea Symphony, IV. The Explorers (Grave e molto adagio - Anda  - Dame Felicity Lott/Jonathan Summers/London Philhar 
13 Greater than stars or suns (chorus, soprano & baritone): A Sea Symphony, IV. The Explorers (Grave e molto adagio  - Dame Felicity Lott/Jonathan Summers/London Philhar 
14 Sail forth (chorus, soprano & baritone): A Sea Symphony, IV. The Explorers (Grave e molto adagio - Andante cono  - Dame Felicity Lott/Jonathan Summers/London Philhar 
15 O my brave Soul (soprano, baritone & chorus): A Sea Symphony, IV. The Explorers (Grave e molto adagio - Andante  - Dame Felicity Lott/Jonathan Summers/London Philhar 
Disc 2 
01 I. Lento - Allegro risoluto (molto pesante): A London Symphony  - London Philharmonic Orchestra/David Nolan/Bernard 
02 II. Lento: A London Symphony  - London Philharmonic Orchestra/David Nolan/Bernard 
03 III. Scherzo (Nocturne): Allegro vivace: A London Symphony  - London Philharmonic Orchestra/David Nolan/Bernard 
04 IV. Andante con moto - Maestoso alla marcia (quasi lento) - Allegro - Maestoso alla marcia (alla I) - Epilogue (Andante  - London Philharmonic Orchestra/David Nolan/Bernard 
05 Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis  - London Philharmonic Orchestra/David Nolan/Bernard 
Disc 3 
01 I. Molto moderato: A Pastoral Symphony (No. 3)  - Amanda Roocroft/Paul Beniston/Nicholas Busch/Dunca 
02 II. Lento moderato: A Pastoral Symphony (No. 3)  - Amanda Roocroft/Paul Beniston/Nicholas Busch/Dunca 
03 III. Moderato pesante - Presto: A Pastoral Symphony (No. 3)  - Amanda Roocroft/Paul Beniston/Nicholas Busch/Dunca 
04 IV. Lento - Moderato maestoso: A Pastoral Symphony (No. 3)  - Amanda Roocroft/Paul Beniston/Nicholas Busch/Dunca 
05 I. Allegro: Symphony No. 4 in F minor  - Bernard Haitink 
06 II. Andante moderato: Symphony No. 4 in F minor  - Bernard Haitink 
07 III. Scherzo (Allegro molto) -: Symphony No. 4 in F minor  - Bernard Haitink 
08 IV. Finale (Allegro molto) con epilogo fugato (Con anima): Symphony No. 4 in F minor  - Bernard Haitink 
Disc 4 
01 I. Preludio (Moderato - Allegro - Tempo I): Symphony No. 5 in D  - London Philharmonic Orchestra/Bernard Haitink 
02 II. Scherzo (Presto misterioso): Symphony No. 5 in D  - London Philharmonic Orchestra/Bernard Haitink 
03 III. Romanza (Lento): Symphony No. 5 in D  - London Philharmonic Orchestra/Bernard Haitink 
04 IV. Passacaglia (Moderato - Allegro - Tempo promo - Tempo del Preludio): Symphony No. 5 in D  - London Philharmonic Orchestra/Bernard Haitink 
05 Norfolk Rhapsody No. 1 in E minor  - London Philharmonic Orchestra (LPO) 
06 The Lark Ascending  - Sarah Chang 
Disc 5 
01 I. Allegro -: Symphony No. 6 in E minor  - London Philharmonic Orchestra/Bernard Haitink 
02 II. Moderato -: Symphony No. 6 in E minor  - London Philharmonic Orchestra/Bernard Haitink 
03 III. Scherzo (Allegro vivace) -: Symphony No. 6 in E minor  - London Philharmonic Orchestra/Bernard Haitink 
04 IV. Epilogue (Moderato): Symphony No. 6 in E minor  - London Philharmonic Orchestra/Bernard Haitink 
05 In the Fen Country - Symphonic Impression  - London Philharmonic Orchestra (LPO) 
06 I. On Wenlock Edge: On Wenlock Edge  - London Philharmonic Orchestra (LPO) 
07 II. From far, from eve and morning: On Wenlock Edge  - London Philharmonic Orchestra (LPO) 
08 III. Is my team ploughing?: On Wenlock Edge  - London Philharmonic Orchestra (LPO) 
09 IV. Oh, when I was in love with you: On Wenlock Edge  - London Philharmonic Orchestra (LPO) 
10 V. Bredon Hill: On Wenlock Edge  - London Philharmonic Orchestra (LPO) 
11 VI. Clun: On Wenlock Edge  - London Philharmonic Orchestra (LPO) 
Disc 6 
01 I. Prelude (Allegro maestoso): Sinfonia antartica (No. 7)  - Sheila Armstrong/London Philharmonic Choir/London 
02 II. Scherzo (Moderato): Sinfonia antartica (No. 7)  - Sheila Armstrong/London Philharmonic Choir/London 
03 III. Landscape (Lento): Sinfonia antartica (No. 7)  - Sheila Armstrong/London Philharmonic Choir/London 
04 IV. Intermezzo (Andante sostenuto): Sinfonia antartica (No. 7)  - Sheila Armstrong/London Philharmonic Choir/London 
05 V. Epilogue (Alla marcia): Sinfonia antartica (No. 7)  - Sheila Armstrong/London Philharmonic Choir/London 
Disc 7 
01 I. Fantasia (Variazioni senza Tema): Symphony No. 8 in D minor  - London Philharmonic Orchestra/Bernard Haitink 
02 II. Scherzo alla marcia per stromenti a fiato: Symphony No. 8 in D minor  - London Philharmonic Orchestra/Bernard Haitink 
03 III. Cavatina per stromenti ad arco: Symphony No. 8 in D minor  - London Philharmonic Orchestra/Bernard Haitink 
04 IV. Toccata: Symphony No. 8 in D minor  - London Philharmonic Orchestra/Bernard Haitink 
05 I. Moderato maestoso: Symphony No. 9 in E minor  - London Philharmonic Orchestra/Ann McAneney/Bernard 
06 II. Andante sostenuto: Symphony No. 9 in E minor  - London Philharmonic Orchestra/Ann McAneney/Bernard 
07 III. Scherzo (Allegro pesante): Symphony No. 9 in E minor  - London Philharmonic Orchestra/Ann McAneney/Bernard 
08 IV. Andante tranquillo: Symphony No. 9 in E minor  - London Philharmonic Orchestra/Ann McAneney/Bernard 


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